Last night Gillian, Mark and I attended Wallpaper* magazine’s ‘House of London Road’ event at London Road Fire Station. The evening marked the launch of Allied London’s work and living spaces, which form part of our refurbishment and restoration of the iconic Manchester building.
The courtroom, gallery and waiting rooms were brought alive with stylishly curated furnishings and household accessories referencing the shaker movement, which originated in Manchester in 1747.
An exhibition of photographs and prints also told the stories of some of the individuals who lived and grew up in the London Road Fire Station, painting a picture of a close-knit community of firefighters and their families.
A highlight of the evening was an acoustic performance from the artist Jesca Hoop in the courtroom, who offered some words of encouragement to all those involved in the project:
“This building is nothing short of mind blowing - I wish whoever is taking it on copious amounts of luck and perseverance.”